Tail Race – Before and After tornado

| July 16, 2011

As you can see from the before and after photos the tail race is full of trees.  Tail race is about 250 ft. long.  The estimate for removing them is $7170.00.  I’m trying to convince the insurance Co. that the tail race is a piece of equipment.  And, they need to pay to have the […]

Tornado May 25, 2011

| July 16, 2011

A tornado hit the Bridgeton Mill and covered bridge.  It tore the roof off the north side of the mill and knocked several boards off the bridge.  The mill has had extensive water damage from the missing roof.  One of our barns was hit by 3 trees.  Our campground was covered by fallen trees.  The […]

Karen Talking to Mildred – 1994

| February 21, 2011

This is one of my favorite photos.  Karen is talking to Mildred (Lady we bought the mill from).  I’m taking photos of the place.  The blue spot on the left is Karen’s arm.  I was trying to hide my excitement … but, I think Mildred saw through it.  She was showing us around and telling […]

Another – “Before” photo.

| February 21, 2011

This photo was taken from the rear of the building.  Guess I didn’t see the holes in the siding and the torn plastic in the windows?????

Trying to buy the mill – 1994

| February 21, 2011

Looking through old photos I found some taken in 1994.  This is when we first started talking to Mildred Weise about buying the old mill.

Dam Ice

| December 23, 2010

The small washout gate (12in.) on the head race has frozen over with ice.  I circled it is red.  The water is still moving – red arrow.  The other washout gate (2′ X 4′) is open a little and still flowing.  These gates should keep the mill pond from silting in again.  If the weather […]

Oak Posts for Mill

| September 23, 2010

Dave Gahimer donated 4 oak posts to replace the jacks I have under the mill.  When I finish raising the floors we will slide the posts into place.  On the left Nathan Roe is bringing post to mill with tractor.  Middle photo – Dave and Rob Jones are getting it ready to lower into basement.  […]

Finishing Trash Rack

| September 7, 2010

I planned to build a security fence from the mill to the walkway.  This way I could walk from the door (I restored) to the walkway and rake the trash rack.  I was concerned about folks walking around on the walkway and the fence would keep them off.    I had put up a sign […]

new Sign for Mill – Part 2

| September 6, 2010

Once the 2 pieces were connected we used ropes to pull it up.  I put bolts in the sign and predrilled holes in the mill for it to fit into.  Karen used a pole to push it away from the mill if it got caught on something (From a lower window).  It took 5 people […]

New Sign for Mill

| September 6, 2010

On the left you can see the new sign for the mill.  A friend (Rob Jones) started a sign business and cut out the letters for me.  I mounted them on 2 X 4s.  We carried em down to the foundation – “31 ft long”.  Below you can see Karen handing down the rest of […]